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Sarah M. Eaton

Divorce and separation Attorney at Somerville, NJ

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Sarah Mahony

  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 15 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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Sarah M. Eaton received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Maryland, College Park in 2003. In 2007, she earned her J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law. While at Seton Hall, she participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic – Public Defender’s Unit, and served as Co-administrative Vice President of the Family Law Association. Ms. Eaton also served as a legal volunteer for the Association of Children of New Jersey. Prior to working in privacte practice, Ms. Eaton served as the law clerk for the Honorable Julie M. Marino, J.S.C. in Somerset County. She is admitted to the bars of New Jersey, New York, District of Columbia, and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Asociation and serves as an Attorney Member of the District XIII Ethics Committee.  Ms. Eaton has been practicing exclusively family law since 2007 and is currently a co-chair of the Family Law Committee for the Somerset County Bar Association.


Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice


Lepp, Mayrides & Eaton, LLC
92 East Main Street
Suite 206
Somerville, NJ, 08876


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2020
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The Best
I’ve used several attorneys over the years but Sarah is completely different. She knows the issues and advocates effectively. She is always fair and honest with me. I could not be happier with her work ethic and attention to details which is very important in my case.
Posted by V Patel | March 14, 2019
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Exemplary service
Sarah understood my case completely and guided me through each step of the process. She was a ray of hope to me all through my divorce proceedings. Not only was she able to defend me from unjust accusations, her calm and empathetic demeanor provided emotional strength to me. With her vast knowledge in family law, she was able to present a strong case on my behalf. She is a thorough professional and always worked with a vision of my interest. A case like this always raises so many questions in mind, but having Sarah on my side, I always received prompt responses on all my questions/concerns. I highly recommend her and could not have asked a better attorney to represent me. I am eternally grateful for her service.
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Posted by Alok | February 11, 2019
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Divorce made easy
I don't know many people who have had a divorce but I am certain that by any standard my divorce had some really strange elements to it. Sarah was key to me keeping my sanity. She talked me through the entire process and fought back on my behalf when needed. She was of great support to me and I feel that I am lucky to have had her represent me. I am not sure anyone wins in divorce but I would say that I this is about as close to a win as one can get, given the circumstances.
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Posted by Barbara | June 26, 2017
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Diligent and caring
When my ex decided he wanted to change our matrimonial settlement after 6 years, the firm of Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp and Donofrio was recommended to me. Initially, I thought I was going to work with someone else at the firm, but Sarah was assigned to me. Throughout the process, and it has been almost 2 years, Sarah has been with me every step of the way. She is dedicated, hardworking; a calming presence who keeps me balanced. She is totally on my side and is a true advocate for me. I don’t know what the outcome of this matter will be, but I know that Sarah has done everything she could.
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Posted by Janet | June 25, 2017
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Sarah Mahony Attorney Review - Divorce Case
Sarah Mahony was retained to represent me in my divorce. Sarah took the time to understand my case and was always prepared for each step of the divorce process, e.g., Early Settlement Panel, mediation, etc. Sarah was always available to me when needed, and consulted me so that the divorce would be quick and most cost-effective. Both my ex-husband and his attorney were difficult to say the least, and Sarah was both professional and ethical. I wish there were more attorneys that had the work ethic and respect for the legal system as Sarah does. Sarah went above and beyond, and I would recommend her to family and friends for legal services without hesitation.
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Posted by Toni | June 23, 2017
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Highly recommended!
Sarah is professional, caring and knowledgeable. She was highly recommended to me and I would absolutely recommend her as well. Going through many months of court hearings on child custody, child support, and a name change of a minor is a very stressful time and Sarah was always there. She took a vested interest in my situation and ultimately got everything ruled in our favor due to her determination and expertise. My family is very thankful for Sarah and always will be.
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Posted by Sean | June 23, 2017
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I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer!
Sarah was the ideal choice to represent me for my divorce. She was a complete professional yet it felt very personal. She understood that these situations can be very stressful and difficult, & she did everything in her power to ease my mind, & make the entire process as painless as possible. She was easy to talk to, laugh & commiserate with. I cannot recommend Sarah enough.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2017
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Incredibly talented attorney
Sarah did some incredible work with my child custody issues I had with my ex. She came highly recommended by some of my co-workers and she was as good as they all said she would be. If I could go back in time I would have had her do my divorce.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2016
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Excellent family lawyer working with a difficult ex
Sarah was very conscientious and worked diligently to present my case accurately to the court. She was able to effectively and succinctly present my thoughts, evidence, and concerns in written court documents. She and her staff kept me informed of the process and documents sent and received by the court and the other party. Sarah was able to effectively explain what I needed to give her in respect to proof of my position. She was able to give me some clearer understanding of the legal aspects of my case so that my expectations were realistic. She was willing and able to work with other lawyers, not from her firm, in an effort to present the best information for my case. She or informed staff were available when I called and she was willing to work through email and phone when feasible. Sarah was very thorough in presenting my case and even before the final decision by the court I was confident in her skills and that she had done everything possible to get me the outcome I desired.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2014
Sarah is an efficient, intelligent and responsive attorney. She guided me through the divorce process with compassion and clarity. I would highly recommend her services and that of her associated firm.
Posted by Charles | August 18, 2014
Highly recommend for mediation and more
I have worked with Sara through my divorce. Two of the best facts I can relate to are that she was very helpful ensuring the progression so we were not idle in the process. She was also very helpful in preparing my strategy, my wants and what I was not willing to part with, and negotiating the final settlement. I was very satisfied with her work then, as well as the follow up items that have required her help. I would highly recommend Sarah as a top notch attorney for your needs.
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Posted by Dawn | August 18, 2014
Helpful and Supportive with Difficult Former Spouse
Sarah has helped me write two motions over the past six months in my ongoing efforts to get my ex-husband to comply with our divorce agreement and numerous court orders. She is responsive, helpful, and understanding. While my head is constantly spinning with complications and fallout from my ex's non-compliance, Sarah consistently nails all my major issues and puts my mind at ease. If only my ex-husband were as easy to work with!
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Posted by Satish | August 18, 2014
True professional service without prejudice
Sarah has been working on my case for past 4 months and successfully handled one court case and one mediation. She is reasonable in the time spent and provides professional service that solves the problem. I find that she has good tips on how to handle situations in and out of court. Also, she is best available through emails.
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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D'Onofrio, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Weinberger Law Group, LLC
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate
  • DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, PC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Julie M. Marino, P.J.Cr.
  • Superior Court of NJ
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • District XIII Ethics Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Somerset County Bar Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for NJ
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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  • The Clarion
  • Apportioning the Financial Burden of College for a Child of Divorced Parents: An Overview of New Jersey Case Law
  • 2014
  • New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
  • An Overview of Recent Statutory Changes to Privacy Law in India in Comparison to Similar U.S. and EU Privacy Rules
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Sarah
Child custody Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah is a highly effective, tenacious attorney and worthy adversary who is well versed in family law. Sarah and I have been opposing counsel on several matters and I find her to be aggressive but reasonable in her approach to cases. Sarah stays focused on the important issues in representing her clients and negotiating a settlement in their best interests. I am pleased to recommend Sarah or have her as opposing counsel in any matter."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an impressive litigator. She has a tenacious regard for the positions of her clients and her work ethic is unrivaled. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sarah for 11 years, and I endorse her. She is a highly effective, knowledgeable, diligent and zealous advocate for all of her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As peers in the family law community, I know Sarah to be highly respected and I would absolutely recommend her as an attorney on any matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah and I were able to settle a very contentious case. She was a very effective advocate for her client and was able to keep our difficult settlement negotiations focused and on track. She is a hardworking attorney who is well versed in Family Law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is a wonderful family law attorney who truly knows how to appropriately approach a case in a reasonable way while advocating for her clients. Sarah is able to see the big picture and works to facilitate a settlement for the best interests of her client and their family. I am pleased to recommend Sarah or to have her as opposing counsel on any matter."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sarah and I are opposing counsel on a matter. She has been great to work with - she is fair, reasonable and does not look to overlitigate issues just to win. I would recommend Sarah as an attorney on any case."
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Somerville Divorce and separation Lawyer Sarah M. Eaton
Sarah M. Eaton
Divorce and separation Attorney
Somerville, NJ
Licensed for 16 years